Broadcast overseeding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Husky, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. Husky

    Husky LawnSite Member
    Posts: 176

    What is to be charged in your areas for Broadcast overseeding, and what about lsit seeding.....
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    $80-90 per k
  3. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 493

    Unless you are doing something to prep the seedbed (rough it up), broadcasting is pretty useless. Now if you run a thatcher over it to loosen the surface and then roll or rake the seed in, you get some value. Time+materials for me
    Slitseeding - I take the cost to rent it (120.00 a day here) +the seed,fert,straw cost + the labor rate I want. Unless it's one big lawn I wait till i've got 3 or 4 to do before renting, then divide the rental by each yard used on.
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i should have been more thorough. yes, broadcast seeding is no bueno, we power seed. the grass we use up here is fescue/rye/bluegrass mix, the rate on established lawns is 5-7 lbs per k. so heres the deal on that: 4k property=$340. seed, approx 25-30 lbs=about $30. we also fert when we are done, its included in the fee. fert cost, about $4. i love doing this work. we do it from early sept -mid october.

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